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    I guess I will still have to hold my breath hoping Athearn releases a N scale yard tractor one day..
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    I had to look them up to see what the era was. I'm surprised Ford built these all the way until 1990.
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    Many of the local LTL delivery companies used these for inter city service.

    Roadway comes to mind right away, these with a wedge trailer could be found in urban settings all across the US making deliveries.


    As for a yard tractor, I came across a 1978 Conrail add showing a few of these working in a TOFC facility.
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    So much for the slogan "trains in miniature" -_-

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    If I am not mistaken, this is just a re-run of previous relieases if these... though it has been a few years.

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    Oh, whew - trucks as in "vehicles". For a minute there I thought I needed to track down yet another new set of rolling stock trucks

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    @boomtho, your grandchildren will still be holding their breath when you can't anymore, before Athearn will invest in some new molds. Until then you could go with the one from Kato or some of the old resin castings. You could bash an Athearn chassis with the resin body for better detail.

    The C cabs are a reissue. Although some of the paint schemes are new.

    While tractor is useful. These short wheelbase trucks also could have a cargo body. The ones from the CMW White trucks fit perfectly...


    Removing the fifth wheel is required.

    With a lot of trimming to the C Cab interior, after pulling off the cab, a CMW White cab can be fitted. This gives you a much nicer chassis than the cast metal one. The bumper needs to be cut off the metal chassis and glued to the new chassis.
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    Adorable little things. Call me in a year when they're actually on store shelves....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennyC6 View Post
    Adorable little things. Call me in a year when they're actually on store shelves....
    A year, thats a bit optimistic..
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    Like it was mentioned above this is a re-issue. They've used the C model for several types of trucks besides semi tractors. Fire, pumper, rescue, stake, and box trucks as well. I fitted one with a grain body from GCLaser. The rear axle is a a little too far back making it a bit easy to be over weight on the steer axle, but I imagine most farmers won't hit a scale unless the highway patrol is around with a set of portables. Please pardon the plywood central. I need to get working on scenery someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bessemer Bob View Post
    A year, thats a bit optimistic..

    Brochure says Oct 2018, hence my comment.
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    Only 25 dollars? What a bargain.

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